[ oks-brij ]
/ ˈɒksˌbrɪdʒ /
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Oxford or Cambridge University, or both, especially in contrast with the redbrick universities of England.
upper-class intellectual life in England, as felt to be under the influence of Oxford and Cambridge universities: a bitter attack on Oxbridge by the younger writers.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Oxford and Cambridge, or of upper-class, intellectual traditions or manners associated with these universities: a career formerly open only to Oxbridge graduates; to voice the proper Oxbridge sentiments.
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Words nearby Oxbridge
oxblood, oxbow, oxbow chest, oxbow front, oxbow lake, Oxbridge, oxcart, oxen, Oxenstierna, oxeye, ox-eyed
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How to use Oxbridge in a sentence
Oxbridge friend declines my invitation to "dine in Hall," and disappears.
And, without removing his hobnails, or his corduroys, he sprang lightly into the Oxbridge racing-boat.
She found two unmistakable bills from Oxbridge beside her plate, and her father was "horrid" at breakfast.
The middle part of this evaded triad was now being taken up in Marjorie's case by the Oxbridge tradespeople.
Marjorie received the news of her severance from-182- Oxbridge, Mrs. Pope thought, with a certain hardness.
British Dictionary definitions for Oxbridge
/ (ˈɒksˌbrɪdʒ) /
- the British universities of Oxford and Cambridge, esp considered as ancient and prestigious academic institutions, bastions of privilege and superiority, etc
- (as modifier)Oxbridge graduates
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